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About ACE in Haiti

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
Matthew 25:40

haiti 4Destruction from the earthquake in HaitiIn response to the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, a disaster that killed and injured hundreds of thousands, displaced millions, and shattered the infrastructure of the nation’s capital, ACE sought to help the Holy Cross community recover and rebuild. The Congregation determined that Basile Moreau School, the flagship Holy Cross School in Port-au-Prince and long an academic powerhouse in the country, needed to be rebuilt. Since then, ACE has provided the following:

  • 7,000 first- and second-grade students participating in ACE Haiti’s “Read to Learn” Literacy Program (2014-2016)
  • $14 million raised or committed to strengthen Haitian Catholic schools
  • 2,315 Catholic schools surveyed and mapped on GPS software
  • 1,000 primary school teachers trained, benefiting over 35,000 students (2012-2016)
  • 80 percent of Haitian dioceses benefiting from large-scale projects to support Catholic education from ACE or CRS partners
  • Over 100 need-based, five-year scholarships raised for Basile Moreau School students
  • Two Holy Cross schools constructed